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When did the age of consent become 17 in Texas

Mesquite, TX |

I know that the age of consent is 17 in Texas to consent to sexually activity. What year did the age of consent become 17 in Texas?

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  1. Without spending a great deal of time researching this, there was a change to the Penal Code 22.011 in 1999 creating the offense for Sexual Assault of a child-- so probably 1999 would be a good guess. You could spend some time researching the legislative history to arrive at the answer to your question.

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